Valentino at work with his seamstresses. Rome, January 2006.  (Courtesy of Acolyte Films) by oanagm
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oanagm Valentino at work with his seamstresses. Rome, January 2006. (Courtesy of Acolyte Films)
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In the 1970s fashion star Valentino lavished a sitting room at his country house near Rome with an Orientalist fabric of his own design. Indian glass paintings hang above the sofa, while a menagerie of Roberto Estevez ostrich-egg objets d’art is clustered on the cocktail table. The Moroccan carpet adds yet another layer of pattern. by florence
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florence In the 1970s fashion star Valentino lavished a sitting room at his country house near Rome with an Orientalist fabric of his own design. Indian glass paintings hang above the sofa, while a menagerie of Roberto Estevez ostrich-egg objets d’art is clustered on the cocktail table. The Moroccan carpet adds yet another layer of pattern.
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Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters: Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections by Best Sellers
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Best Sellers Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters: Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections
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Lucian Freud "Painters Garden with Eli", 2006.  David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert Gallery by guida
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guida Lucian Freud "Painters Garden with Eli", 2006. David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert Gallery
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Details at Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2006 by colleenscdmr
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colleenscdmr Details at Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2006
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January 10, 2006  Where: Walking to work in London. by hester
hester
hester January 10, 2006 Where: Walking to work in London.
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Oliver "Ollie" Hardy (born Norvell Hardy) (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. In some of his early works, he was billed as Babe Hardy, using his nickname. by jillian
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jillian Oliver "Ollie" Hardy (born Norvell Hardy) (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. In some of his early works, he was billed as Babe Hardy, using his nickname.
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Valentino Garavani with his pug by reva
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reva Valentino Garavani with his pug
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Warren Maggs, 19, of Kareela with his panel van. January 2, 1982 | Gerrit Fokkema by tommie
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tommie Warren Maggs, 19, of Kareela with his panel van. January 2, 1982 | Gerrit Fokkema
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Richard Thomas with his triplets on the cover of People (January 11, 1982) by tommie
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tommie Richard Thomas with his triplets on the cover of People (January 11, 1982)
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Father's Day!  Want to do this with a new, recent picture of the kids for his desk at work. by TrevorS
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TrevorS Father's Day! Want to do this with a new, recent picture of the kids for his desk at work.
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A scene from Frederick Wiseman’s 'La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet'. Courtesy of Zipporah Films by melissagarsia
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melissagarsia A scene from Frederick Wiseman’s 'La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet'. Courtesy of Zipporah Films
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Italian designer Valentino posing among his models near the Trevi Fountain in Rome in July 1967. by kristine
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kristine Italian designer Valentino posing among his models near the Trevi Fountain in Rome in July 1967.
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White Standard 'Bolero'  flying! Photo courtesy of his mum Tine. by kathryn
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kathryn White Standard 'Bolero' flying! Photo courtesy of his mum Tine.
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Valentino SpA (Italian, founded 1959) Evening dress, "Shanghai" collection, 2013 Courtesy of Valentino SpA Photography © Platon by deanne
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deanne Valentino SpA (Italian, founded 1959) Evening dress, "Shanghai" collection, 2013 Courtesy of Valentino SpA Photography © Platon
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Cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, detailing his reforms againt abuse of “old days”, circa 2350 BC.  Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy. by sheryl
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sheryl Cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, detailing his reforms againt abuse of “old days”, circa 2350 BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy.
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William "Billie" Thomas (1931-1980). Child actor best remembered for playing Buckwheat in the "Our Gang" films from 1934 until 1944. The only cast member to be in all 52 "Our Gang" shorts. His role was the subject of controversy in later years, but he always defended his work, pointing out that the black kids were treated as equals to the white kids. As an adult, he was a successful film lab technician with Technicolor Corp. He took his by Jagarcia
Jagarcia
Jagarcia William "Billie" Thomas (1931-1980). Child actor best remembered for playing Buckwheat in the "Our Gang" films from 1934 until 1944. The only cast member to be in all 52 "Our Gang" shorts. His role was the subject of controversy in later years, but he always defended his work, pointing out that the black kids were treated as equals to the white kids. As an adult, he was a successful film lab technician with Technicolor Corp. He took his
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When In Rome ~Valentino ~ by chandra
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chandra When In Rome ~Valentino ~
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"Stephen Wiltshire. This young artist is grabbing a lot of attention by the likes of CBS and other national news outlets. Stephen has been drawing cities since being diagnosed with autism at a young age, saying it’s his way to express himself. What’s unique about this artist though is that all he needs is a 20 minute helicopter ride above New York and after 7 days, 12 pens, and a lot of music on his ipod, he finishes the massive 18 ft accurate depiction of the city all from memory. He’s so accurate that when drawing Rome, he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon. His work is being shown at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute along with his permanent gallery in the Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mal." by jana
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jana "Stephen Wiltshire. This young artist is grabbing a lot of attention by the likes of CBS and other national news outlets. Stephen has been drawing cities since being diagnosed with autism at a young age, saying it’s his way to express himself. What’s unique about this artist though is that all he needs is a 20 minute helicopter ride above New York and after 7 days, 12 pens, and a lot of music on his ipod, he finishes the massive 18 ft accurate depiction of the city all from memory. He’s so accurate that when drawing Rome, he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon. His work is being shown at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute along with his permanent gallery in the Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mal."
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Grand Reception at the White House, January, 1862,” Harper’s Weekly, January 25, 1862 Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Libraries    Entertaining with a Political Purpose    White House entertainments are political as well as social events. They are chances for politicians to build alliances and resolve differences in a relaxed atmosphere. Mary Lincoln used elegant dinners and receptions to try to strengthen the influence and authority of the by amy.shen
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amy.shen Grand Reception at the White House, January, 1862,” Harper’s Weekly, January 25, 1862 Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Libraries Entertaining with a Political Purpose White House entertainments are political as well as social events. They are chances for politicians to build alliances and resolve differences in a relaxed atmosphere. Mary Lincoln used elegant dinners and receptions to try to strengthen the influence and authority of the
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newflowerstudio:  Body Piercer Kenny Crespo did this set of Conch piercings in Long Beach at New Flower Studio.  See his Portfolio at KennyCrespo.com to see more of his work.  Visit NewFlowerStudio.com to make an appointment with him. by reva
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reva newflowerstudio: Body Piercer Kenny Crespo did this set of Conch piercings in Long Beach at New Flower Studio.  See his Portfolio at KennyCrespo.com to see more of his work.  Visit NewFlowerStudio.com to make an appointment with him.
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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 10: David Villa of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team-mates after scoring their second goal during the Copa del Rey round of sixteen second leg match between FC Barcelona and Cordoba CF at Camp Nou on January 10, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. #futbol #futebol #fussball #soccer #barcelona #spain #davidvilla by pearl
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pearl BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 10: David Villa of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team-mates after scoring their second goal during the Copa del Rey round of sixteen second leg match between FC Barcelona and Cordoba CF at Camp Nou on January 10, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. #futbol #futebol #fussball #soccer #barcelona #spain #davidvilla
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Tim Burton, this mans imagination goes beyond this world. I've been in love with the style of his films since I was 9 years old <3 by lolita
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lolita Tim Burton, this mans imagination goes beyond this world. I've been in love with the style of his films since I was 9 years old <3
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Wine Cup with Scenes of Bacchus and His Consort, Ariadne (Getty Museum) Roman, Rome, 25 B.C. - A.D. 25 Cameo glass by hester
hester
hester Wine Cup with Scenes of Bacchus and His Consort, Ariadne (Getty Museum) Roman, Rome, 25 B.C. - A.D. 25 Cameo glass
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2Pcs LED Punching Ghost Shadow Light Logo Projector Car Door Courtesy Laser with Films Icon 003 for Honda Motor (Intl) by discount
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discount 2Pcs LED Punching Ghost Shadow Light Logo Projector Car Door Courtesy Laser with Films Icon 003 for Honda Motor (Intl)
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artwork: Enrique Grau Mulata Cartagenera", 1940 - Courtesy of Museo Nacional de Colombia. In "Caribbean: Crossroads" at El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art & the Studio Museum in Harlem from June 12th until January 6th, 2013. by Angela Serra
Angela Serra
Angela Serra artwork: Enrique Grau Mulata Cartagenera", 1940 - Courtesy of Museo Nacional de Colombia. In "Caribbean: Crossroads" at El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art & the Studio Museum in Harlem from June 12th until January 6th, 2013.
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Richard Koci Hernandez is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His passion for visual storytelling began in his years as a staff photographer at the San Jose Mercury News and continues today in both his personal work and his collaboration with students, including those at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley. by graciela
graciela
graciela Richard Koci Hernandez is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His passion for visual storytelling began in his years as a staff photographer at the San Jose Mercury News and continues today in both his personal work and his collaboration with students, including those at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley.
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Galileo’s work on the refinement of the telescope opened up the dark recesses of the universe for future generations, but it also ruined his eyesight. He was fascinated with the sun and spent many hours staring at it – leading to extreme damage to his retinas. This was the most likely cause of his near blindness in the last four years of his life. Because of his life’s work, he is sometimes referred to as the “father of modern physics”. by pearlie
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pearlie Galileo’s work on the refinement of the telescope opened up the dark recesses of the universe for future generations, but it also ruined his eyesight. He was fascinated with the sun and spent many hours staring at it – leading to extreme damage to his retinas. This was the most likely cause of his near blindness in the last four years of his life. Because of his life’s work, he is sometimes referred to as the “father of modern physics”.
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Daniel Craig at Rome Premiere of Skyfall by estelle
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estelle Daniel Craig at Rome Premiere of Skyfall
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valentino 2006 spring by suzanne.jacobson.37
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suzanne.jacobson.37 valentino 2006 spring
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Hamra-Abbas-Battle-Scenes-2006.-Courtesy-of-the-artist-and-ASAL-Collection.jpg (956�640) by TheSnow
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